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Liza Zimmerman

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: spanish, italian

Great Views in the Heart of a Locals Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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One Bedroom, Centrally Located with Divine Views in San Francisco

Stellar Views and Access to Superbowl Fun in a San Francisco Neighborhood

Don’t miss a chance to stay in a classic, 1920s building in one of San Francisco’s hottest, local neighborhoods. Magnificent views of the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and all the way to Marin are right outside the window. A panoramic 360 view of the entire city beckons from the roof top and the building has a small shared garden in the back.

This cozy, sun-drenched apartment has been recently remodeled with Brazilian Cherry wood floors, Italian marble in the bathroom and stainless steel appliances. The entrance is on a flat street and the building has an elevator.

Walk to the Bay, Marina Green, the Presidio, Chrissy Field, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown. Chic Polk and Union Street shopping, abundant music and dining are right outside the door. Some of the City’s best wine bars and stores are down the street. I am the editor of a magazine that covers wine and restaurants and will gladly share my insider tips. Great shopping and dining on Fillmore and Chestnut are also an easy walk. The Cow Hollow neighborhood has a walk score of 98 and is the perfect place to experience San Francisco as a native.

Urban hiking opportunities abound on the architecturally stunning Russian and Nob Hill. Running and biking paths along the Bay are just a few blocks away. Easy access to downtown museums, Union Square, the Embarcadero and shopping as several major bus lines stop right outside the building.

The apt has a fantastic kitchen and big fridge if you want to cook it. It also has a flat-screen TV, CD system, radio and DVD player. Wireless is included.

The Golden Gate Bridge and wine country of Sonoma and Napa are easy to access from this location. The area is full of delicious restaurants, from the high-end Gary Danko and La Folie to great little Vietnamese places and little cafes. A great, organic grocery store is down the street for all your cooking needs and you can walk to the Farmer's Market at Ft. Mason. So you can dine out a huge range of restaurants or cook in with top-notch ingredients during your stay.

This is a high-request property. I urge you to email as I am not always able to response to phone requests. This property is not suitable for children or anyone under the age of 18. Thanks.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Liza Zimmerman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: spanish, italian

About Liza Zimmerman

I am a food and wine writer and magazine editor, who was raised in New York lived in Italy for many years. I travel extensively and didn't always love SF when I visited. The food and wine were always divine but I think some of that had to do with generic downtown hotel locations. From the time I moved to my current area I have been in love with this City.

Liza Zimmerman purchased this condo in 2010

Why Liza Zimmerman chose San Francisco

The minute I saw my apartment I saw what it could become. For me, it's my little paradise in the sky with views that inspire me to write all day long.

Unfortunately our roof access has been restricted. However the views from my unit are almost as good!

What makes this condo unique

This is my actual home and not a secondary one. So it is cozy: read lots of great wine and unique art. I hope to make your stay as fantastic as possible with my insights on dining, drinking, hiking and enjoying our city. I might even leave you a nice bottle of wine to drink!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Great Views in the Heart of a Locals Neighborhood
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 22 reviews

Perfect one bedroom get away

  • 5 of 5

This apartment in Cow Hallow was the perfect central place to stay for our trip to San Francisco! We were able to walk to most places and or easily catch and Uber. There are places to eat within walking distance and the location is on a main road, which was ideal. The neighborhood is safe and there were no concerns for walking around in the evening or at night. The view from the window was just perfect and as pictured!!! You can wake up and have the view of the bridge or watch the sunset in the evening. There was NO noise from outside since the apartment faces the back vs the street. There is one bed, one couch, a few kitchen chairs, one bathroom, and one kitchen. We were planning to sight see most of the day, so this fit our needs when we got home at the end of the night. It was comfortable and everyone was jealous we found a place with such a view! I'd definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely place

  • 5 of 5

I so enjoyed my stay. The apt is centrally located and has a beautiful view of the bridge. It was a nice walk to the Marina (where there are great running trails) to take in other views. The bars and restaurants are a hoot and local on Polk and Union.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Killer view and great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to stay in this beautiful City as locals. This apartment is charming and well located. It was easy to get to Fisherman's Wharf and other attractions. There are many good restaurants on nearby streets and also grocery stores. The building is an older gem and well maintained. We loved the sunset from the window. The owner was also kind and gracious in helping us get settled.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Astounding view and so central

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I spent five days in this charming apartment. The views from the window, of the bridge and skyline, were magnificent day and night. The bed is incredibly comfortable and the water pressure is super. We loved that we could walk to great restaurants, Uber and there are buses on the corner. It was also a nice walk to sites like Fisherman's Wharf and there are great running paths nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic urban, central location in SF with a stellar view

  • 5 of 5

We loved the panoramic view of the Bay and the span of the Golden Gate Bay. The sunsets were amazing. The area is fun for walking, shopping and dining (we loved the wine bars on Polk and Union St). There are convenient running/biking paths on the Bay. It is also easy to walk or get an Uber to see classics sites such as Fisherman's Wharf. Our hostess was lovely and gave us winery and restaurant suggestions. It is a fantastic place to stay for a week or weekend get-away.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Convenient Location To Enjoy San Francisco

  • 2 of 5

I selected this property primarily on the basis of it's location, which is very near my son's apartment in the Marina District, actually a subsection named Cow Hollow. The small one bedroom unit is on the third floor in a nice, older, but well maintained 5 story building. The view from the living/dining room and bedroom is quite nice on a sunny day. You can see all the way to the Golden Gate bridge.

I was let in to the unit by the owner's housekeeper who was very nice and accommodating. The arrival and departure were seamless and hassle-free.

Pros:1. Great location, convenient to restaurants and shops on Union and Polk Streets. Also convenient to San Francisco's excellent public transportation system. Within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, if you like walking.

2. Great view

3. Very comfy bed.(not sure if it is a double or queen).

4. Unit very clean and well maintained, including the smallish bathroom. Nice water pressure in the shower.

Cons:1. Unit is way too cluttered with "stuff". The owner is a Wine writer, so there are wine bottles all over the place. We were given a small drawer for clothes, and a small space in the closet for clothes as well. My wife and I stayed in SF for two weeks, 8 days in this unit so we had large suitcases. I had to use the folded up dining room table as my "closet".The kitchen was super cluttered as well. I could barely move around in it there was so much stuff on the counters and bar area.

2. Furnishings were nice, but again rather inadequate for a long stay unless you are one person. There is a small loveseat and one chair in the living/dining room along with the fold-up dining room table and two chairs for the table. Small coffee table. This was not an insurmountable issue since we did not spend all that much time in the unit.

3. The flat screen TV is the size of a small computer screen and sits on top of a file cabinet that is really difficult to see unless you are sitting facing it on one of the chairs.

4. The bed in the bedroom is pushed up against one wall, so there is no night stand on that side of the bed, no reading light. So it is difficult to get into bed if your partner is already asleep on the outside edge of the bed.

So in a nutshell, it is a liveable space, but really for one person in my opinion. Not good if you plan on watching a lot of TV.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
There are lots of great wine bars (and dive ones)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
there are courses in the City and on the Ocean
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
there are manyh great dining options on Union/Po
Car: not necessary

My apartment is across the street from Russian Hill, which is the ultimate locals' neighborhood. It is full of everything classically San Francisco: great wine bars, restaurants, organic grocery stores, cafes, great shopping, urban hiking and biking and lots of live music. You can walk to amazing high-end and simple restaurants, great coffee bars, galleries and nightlife.

Please no not call if you are interested in renting the place. I can't respond to the number of calls I receive. If you are interested, pls email me and if the dates work I will get back to you.

It is an easy walk to top destinations like Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina Green, Chinatown and North Beach. Transit is easy to Union Square and downtown museums, as many major buses stop right outside the apartment.

Cow Hollow is upscale, safe fun and architecturally stunning. I am a national magazine editor and have written about restaurants and the wine business here for many years and wouldn't live anywhere else. I will be happy to provide you with my list of insider food and drink destinations.


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Tax Rate 14.0%

No pets are allowed. The apt is ideal for two.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cow Hollow Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a fantastic, comfortable bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Pull-out couch for one extra person. Additional charges apply.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There a great gym just a block away. You can walk to the farmer's market near Polk and event the Ferry Building. Swimmers can also walk down to the Bay and take a dip at places like the Dolphin Club (if you can take the water temperature!)

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